A Guide to Interning in Iceland

There are work experiene placements and internships available to apply for in Iceland which can be joined during summer and all year round. Students, graduates and anyone seeking to gain experience can apply. Interning in Iceland can be a great way to get a foot hold in the competitive job market and also make new professional contacts. Most internships do not provide a wage but some companies will give a stipend salary to cover transport and meals.


Top Reasons to Intern in Iceland

  • Gain experience
  • Work alongside local people and other international staff
  • Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world
  • Experience a unique culture and country
  • This will look fantastic on your CV / resume
  • Lots to do in your spare time


Popular Internship Fields in Iceland

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Communications
  • Ecology & Environmental, Forestry & Geology 
  • Finance and banking
  • Food Science and Nutrition 
  • Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality 
  • Humanities, IT and Web Design
  • Sales, Marketing, Advertising, PR, Media, Radio, TV, Film & Photography 
  • Social Work, Sales, Statistics
  • Tourism & Sustainable Development


Internships in Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland is where most internships can be joined. This city has a population of around 120,000 inhabitants and is our top recommend city to intern in. Reykjavik is a very cultured city and is a great place to live whilst interning. There are a range of internships available to join here including


Paid Internships in Iceland

You will find most internships in Iceland are unpaid, but this really depends on the company. A lot of internships in Iceland for students are unpaid because they compensate you with school credit. 


Cost of Living

You will need to have saving to be able to cover food and accommodation, which in Iceland is expensive. We recommend having savings to cover around 100,000 ISK of out-goings per month, housing generally costs around 4-60,000 ISK per month. There are lots of ways to save money, try to buy food at local supermarkets and cook at home - eating out can eat away at your budget in Iceland.


How to Apply

Iceland is becoming a popular place intern and you can contact companies online in advance or once in the country.


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